Describes bilateral and multilateral trade agreements that this country is party to, including with the United States. Includes websites and other resources where U.S. companies can get more information on how to take advantage of these agreements.
Last Published: 9/10/2019
As a member of ASEAN, Myanmar participates in all intra-ASEAN agreements as well as multilateral free trade agreements with Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Japan, and South Korea.  ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) was established in Myanmar in 1998 with an objective to eliminate tariffs for all tariff lines by 2018.  Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have been signed with China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand.

Myanmar has bilateral trade agreements with Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, China, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, India, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam in the Asian region, as well as with a number of Eastern European countries.  Myanmar is a member of WTO and the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC).  Myanmar has border trade agreements with China, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, and Laos.  The Government of Myanmar has signed a number of Memoranda of Understanding to expand bilateral trade with those countries.  The United States and Myanmar also signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement in May 2013. For more information on Myanmar trade policy, visit the WTO website: https://docsonline.wto.org

 

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Burma Trade Development and Promotion Trade Agreements